Cows Are the Next Target of Climate Activists

Ireland may kill 200,000 cows in its latest effort to decrease agricultural emissions as climate activists target American farmers and ranches.

European authorities have long targeted agriculture. The Telegraph claims Ireland’s authorities may need to reduce their cattle herds by 200,000 cows over three years to satisfy climate commitments.

According to Reuters, the EU authorized a $1.6 billion Dutch scheme to buy out cattle producers last month to decrease nitrogen pollution.

Cows Benefits

American agribusiness is now the Biden administration’s target.

At a climate meeting for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Special President Counsel for Climate John Kerry cautioned that humans’ desire to produce food causes 33% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Bill Gates also obsesses over cattle emissions, funding seaweed additive and gas mask businesses.

An agriculture advocate who farms cattle in Albany County, Katy Atkinson, said the current discourse on industry emissions doesn’t recognize cattle’s positive effects on the environment and climate.

Cattle reduce wildfires, droughts, and soil health. Atkinson believed thousands of buffalo roamed the prairies before cattle were brought to North America.

Ruminants like cows and buffalo regurgitate and rechew food. Their digestive processes release methane. The number of cattle today is comparable to the herds of buffalo. Atkinson said her cattle help plants thrive by properly grazing.

The majority of the methane they exhale through their mouths is released into the atmosphere, where it takes 10 to 15 years for it to decompose into carbon dioxide and water. Cattle also help plants use carbon dioxide.

Atkinson noted that soil emits carbon into the air when it cracks or fissures. Walking animals crunch the soil and trap carbon.

Rise In Prices

The University of Florida determined that 10% to 30% of the world’s carbon storage lies under U.S. cattle’s hooves.

Brett Moline, Wyoming Farm Bureau spokesperson, said Kerry’s plans would lead to restrictions raising agricultural and ranching costs. Consumers would pay those costs.

People will keep eating. Food production will relocate to countries with lax environmental restrictions if North American and European farms close. According to Moline, global food production is less environmentally friendly.

Moline said climate change is being exaggerated and blamed for everything, even the recent drought.

This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.